As Chair of the Walpole Foundation, I commissioned a history of its work in its founding years. Camden Writers, especially Judith and Bill Joyce, took what could be a rather dry subject and turned into an engaging story. They did extensive research which resulted in a work that found much praise from its readers. 

- Charles DeGrandpre

Portsmouth, NH

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The Walpole Foundation: The Hubbard Family, A Legacy of Preservation


This is a love story … the love of a man for

his hometown. Leslie Hubbard saw the decline of Walpole, New Hampshire,

and funded the revitalization and preservation of 11 properties in the town center. The Foundation is based on a self-sustaining business model where buildings often have mixed rental occupancy that support themselves – residential as well as commercial space. The book provides a history of the town, the story of the Hubbard family’s success and philanthropy, as well as a background

on the renovation and rebirth of the individual properties.

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